BAMcinématek's New Czech Films, an annual New York film series arrives in the District for the first time with three nights of films. Walking Too Fast, from award-winning director Radim Spacek, is set in the 1980's, when a secret agent destroys the lives of anyone opposing the Communist regime. Spacek appears for a post-screening Q&A tonight. The film series also features Leaving, the directing debut of playwright and former president, the late Vaclav Havel, and Four Suns, Bohdan Siama's new drama which premiered at Sundance. AFI Silver Theatre. 7:30 p.m.
Author and journalist James Mann discusses his new book, The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power, a look into President Obama's foreign policy advisors and the struggles they face in implementing a global role for the U.S. along their own internal conflicts. "Trapped between the domestic political environment on one side and the international system on the other, they have modest freedom to choose a course of action," writes a Washington Post review. Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. Free.